Helen Levitt (1918-2009)

More sad news - Helen Levitt is the second American photographer we've lost this month (NYT obit). Levitt was known and respected for street photographs that show a great sense of humor - and a great sense of timing.

Though none are currently on view, the Carter has six photographs by Helen Levitt in the permanent collection. Here are some of my favorites:


Helen Levitt, Walker Evans, ca. 1938-1939, ©1975 Helen Levitt


Helen Levitt, New York, ca. 1942, ©1965 Helen Levitt
[This is the Halloween photo described in the NYT obituary]


Helen Levitt, New York, ca. 1942, ©1965 Helen Levitt

Edited to add: NPR, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and ArtsJournal are also remembering Levitt.

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